Video Purchase Time

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by RichXPard, Jan 16, 2002.

  1. RichXPard

    RichXPard Guest

    It's about that time and the birthday is coming up. I've had my GEFORCE 2 MX for about a year and a half now and have been very happy with it. But it's 2002 and you can buy really nice video cards for a really good price. I've been pricing them over the net and reading reviews and it's come down to 2.


    I've heard the ATI RADEON 8500 is a really good video card. But I might want to stay in the Nvidia family and go with Geforce3 TI-200. I'd really like the TI-500 or the All in Wonder 8500, but I don't think I can get apporval from the wife :)

    So let me know your views...
  2. max

    max Guest

    I would grab the GeForce 4 sure man ....

    NVidia chipsets rock ...............

    If you wait till the GeForce 4 to be released in the next 4 weeks or so..... you will pick up a Geforce 3 for about $100 cheaper

  3. Kr0m

    Kr0m Moderator

    Turtle Island
    No point in me upgrading my vid card until I upgrade my cpu, which won't be any time soon.
  4. UniSol

    UniSol I'm all ears

    Get a ASUS Geforce3 Ti500 or MORPHEUS Geforce Ti500. You dont want them go for the GeForce2 Ti200 which is better than the Geforce3 Ti200 for some reason. :cool:
  5. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Copenhagen, Denmark
    nVidia all the way baby!

    (If anyone at nVidia sees this, you can send me a card and I will recommend nVidia for 2 years!!!)
  6. zman

    zman Guest

    if only i could afford one :(

    i have entered that competiton here on the front page about ten times , i hope i win one......

    Let the GeForce be with you
  7. allmightyvic

    allmightyvic Guest

    B4 i answer ya poll, u should attach a pic of ya wife.. so we can decide whether she is worth saving money for
  8. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

    Yeah upload a picture of your wife. That way we can see if she is worth saving for. If not i definetly sya that you should stay with the geforce 3.
  9. Highwind7777

    Highwind7777 Guest

    Radeon 8500 so much cheaper

    I just noticed this....Radeon 8500 is a LOT cheaper than Geforce 3 ti500 AND(according to worldwide 3dmark scores)it is's cheapest Raedeon 8500 is 166 USD and G3ti500 is 269 USD...big diff there....
  10. RichXPard

    RichXPard Guest

    Just wanted to update all....
    I ended up going with the ASUS V8200T2 Geforce 3 TI-200 pure. I saw the deluxe, but I knew I wouldn't use all the other gadgets.(video out, tv-out, 3d-glasses etc) the only thing I really want for overclocking was the heat sinks on the memory. So I went out and spent the extra 9 bucks for heat sinks and installed them myself. I'm currently running the card at 215/485 and it's running great!!! Thank-you all for your comments..

    P.S.-- E.P.- the nvidia drivers run great, no lock up problems what so ever...:D